One-Sentence Summaries

1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Intuition > Data; cry as much as you want; demand the best out of people.

2. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
America’s best restaurants rely on a pro-Ecuadorian immigration policy.

3. What Is Strategy? by Michael E. Porter (C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School)
Don’t do things better, anyone can do that; do things differently.

4. Paddington
Wes Anderson meets Being There with a sprinkling of The Adventures of Tin Tin guest starring Cruella de Vil as Ethan Hunt. Plus a bear.

5. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
Mind in boat.

6. Malcolm X: The Last Speeches by Malcolm X
Militancy in a time America was militant.

7. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Socialization can make you a killer.

8. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Robin Hood.
Kids love when grown men get hit in the butt with swords.

9. American Snipper by Chris Kyle
War vignettes.


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